Pedro Alvarez Essentials

Positions:
Bats: L Throws: R
Height: 75 Weight: 250
Born: Friday, February 06, 1987 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional D.R.
Died: in ,
Debut: 6/16/2010
Last Game: 6/15/2018
Full Name: Pedro Manuel Alvarez

 

Pedro Alvarez, third baseman for the 2010-15 Pirates. He was the first round draft pick of the Pirates in 2008, selected second overall. He split his first season between high-A and Double-A, hitting .288 with 27 homers and 95 RBIs. He moved to Triple-A for 2010 and hit .277 with 13 homers and 53 RBIs in 66 games. Alvarez made his big league debut on June 16, 2010 and he hit .256 in 95 games, with 16 homers and 64 RBIs, giving him 117 total runs batted in on the season. He struggled badly during the 2011 season, spending 50 days on the DL and he was even optioned to the minors for part of the year. In 2012, Alvarez hit .244 with 30 homers and 85 RBIs. He also struck out 180 times, setting a franchise single-season record.

In 2013, he won the NL home run crown with 36, which was the most for the Pirates since Brian Giles hit 38 in 2002. Alvarez drove in 100 runs, won the Silver Slugger award and made the All-Star team. He also struck out 186 times (breaking his own team record) and for the second straight year, he led all of baseball with 27 errors. In 2014, he had issues and an injury, which limited him to .231/.312/.405 in 122 games. Alvarez moved to first base in 2015 and hit 27 homers and drove in 77 runs. He was let go after the season and ended up playing 168 games over three seasons in Baltimore. He ranks 13th in franchise history with 131 homers.

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